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  • Party Political Broadcast

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    S 4 : Ep 6 - 12/5/74

    A Party Political Broadcast on Behalf of the Liberal Party; a woman ironing appliances as her husband eats a laxative cereal, "I run out of beans!," yes, it's the Most Awful Family in Britain Contest for 1974; Icelandic Honey week; a man stabbed by a nurse has to fill out a form for the doctor to treat him as he bleeds to death; brigadier dictates a letter of protest; animation- opera singer and cannon; an appeal on behalf of rich people who have nothing wrong with them; a woman who can't finish sentences; a very sweaty explorer leads the quest for the Walking Tree of Dahomie; the legendary batsmen of the Kalahari; credits; the news.moreless
  • Mr. Neutron

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    S 4 : Ep 5 - 11/28/74

    Credits; man collecting small arms; a new postal box dedicated in several languages; Mr. Neutron arrives; animation- Neutron credits; Mr. Neutron has tea; headquarters of F.E.A.R. set out to locate Neutron; Mr. Neutron works in garden; F.E.A.R. sets out to locate Teddy Salad (the only man who can locate Neutron) in the Yukon; Mr. Neutron puts up wall paper; Agent Carpenter tries to locate Salad at an outpost, finds him later in disguise pulling a dog sled; at 10 Downing St., the Prime Minister and his aide confer about Neutron; F.E.A.R. bombs the world; Mr. Neutron falls in love with Mrs. S.C.U.M.; Salad tells where Neutron is after `Walkies'; F.E.A.R. blows up; the new Gobi desert box blows up; Mr. Neutron turns Mrs. S.C.U.M. into a beautiful woman they leave as bomb explodes; animation- has Mr. Neutron survived; announcer tells of lavish and expensive ending to show that will occur after credits; Conjuring Today; announcer struck on head by hammer.moreless
  • Hamlet

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    S 4 : Ep 4 - 11/21/74

    Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Act One; Hamlet pulls up in car; Hamlet on couch being interviewed by several different psychiatrists `You've got this great looking bird, her legs are up on the mantle piece...'; Dr. Bruce Genuine comments; computer psychiatrist interviews Hamlet; computer is launched and blown up; Nationwide looks at comfortable chairs, policemen accosts Nationwide reporter & others and talks about helmets, couple making love on the street; couple in bed with her father; credits; group of people in bed watching Hamlet; animation- paratroopers; a decapitated boxer's locker room; hospital workers listen to fight on radio; Mrs. Gorilla & Mrs. Non-Gorilla talk about piston engines; Mrs. Non-Smoker feeds the birds large quantities of food and talks to Mrs. Smoker about piston engines; Act Two- A Room in Polonius's House; live from Epsom, The Queen Victoria's Handicap; Several Queen Victoria's talk about soccer; animation- boy flying with balloons; Act Five- A Ham in the Castle; credits; And Then!moreless
  • The Light Entertainment War

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    S 4 : Ep 3 - 11/14/74

    TV preview of Up Your Pavement and others shows featuring Alex Diamond and other famous people; RAF banter sketch; report of invasion by angels, enemy is not taking war seriously, court martial of soldier for using a wet towel as a weapon, features the skating vicar; invasion of tutu laden soldiers; coming soon- wartime romances; credits; Indian used as a TV remote control, Mrs. Elizabeth III proves she's an idiot; meeting of program heads discussing showing the M4 and other roads in England when a security guard reports the court martial sketch isn't serious anymore; animation- man complaining about everything; squire tries out `woody' sounding words; Hindu remote control, show jumping featuring The Sound of Music, Oklahoma, The Black & White Minstrel Show, and Ben-Hur; late breaking bulletin: World War II has entered romantic phase song- When Does a Dream Begin; credits.moreless
  • Michael Ellis

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    S 4 : Ep 2 - 11/7/74

    Credits with rolling coin; end credits; a doorman is abused in front of very odd department store (much like Harrod's); a lady buys a flamethrower; some salesclerks make faces at man who wishes to buy an ant (the staff thinks this man is Michael Ellis); man takes ant home to mother; watches BBC lecture on ants; returns defective ant to store; finds Victorian poetry reading about ants; toupee fitting room; manager's office; end of the show department featuring a summing up from the panel, happy ending, long slow fade, two lone figures walking into the sunset, a chase and...moreless
  • The Golden Age of Ballooning

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    S 4 : Ep 1 - 10/31/74

    The Golden Age of Ballooning: Ep. 1 The Beginnings, The Montgolfier brothers pioneer hot air flight, try to wash, Mr. Bartlett comes to visit; animation- brothers washing; Ep. 2 The Montgolfier Brothers in Love, Louis the ??teenth comes to visit and steal the balloon plans; Ep. 3 The Great Day for France, court of George the Third; end credits; Norwegian party political broadcast; Ep. 6 Count Ferdinand Von Zeppelin shows his balloon to dignitaries `It's not a balloon! It's a Zeppelin!'; the drawing and sitting rooms of a small German house; Golden Age of Colonic Irrigation; The Mill on the Floss: Part 1 Ballooning.moreless
  • Grandstand

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    S 3 : Ep 13 - 1/1/71

    Oscar Wilde, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, George Bernard Shaw and the future Edward VII exchange epigrams at an evening party; mechanical brain surgery fails to dramatically affect a woman's mentality.
  • A Book at Bedtime

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    S 3 : Ep 12 - 1/11/73

    Quarrel over starting show with credits; credits; A Book at Bedtime featuring a poor reader whom gets help reading aloud; kamikaze Scotsmen, kamikazee advice center; more kamikazee Scotsmen; `No Time to Lose; advice center, animation- No Time Toulouse, the Story of the Wild and Lawless Days of the Post Impressionists; more kamikaze Scotsmen; back to the readers; animation- 2001 caveman; Frontiers in Medicine: Part 2 The Gathering Storm, The role of penguins in nature; animation- penguins in power; kamikaze Scotsmen in Russia, the Russian unexploded Scotsmen disposal squad in action; Spot the Looney!; two documentary hosts compete for air time; the poor readers finish the story; credits; BBC1 announcement; BBC1 previews Dad's Pooves and other new comedy shows.moreless
  • Dennis Moore

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    S 3 : Ep 11 - 1/4/73

    Boxing Tonight: Sir Kenneth Clarke meets a boxer in the ring for Oxford professorship of fine arts; credits; Dennis Moore steal lupins from the rich `Stand and deliver! Your lupins or your life!', song: The Ballad of Dennis Moore; housewives discuss astrology; doctors shake down patients; animation- ambulance drivers loot house; should there be a fourth TV network?; BBC1 announcements; George the 1st: Episode 3: The Gathering Storm, Dennis Moore rides again `In a bunch!'; Ideal Loon exhibition with French osteopaths, priests in custard and then there's the judging; animation- thief steals newspaper clippings; off-license sketch goes into poetry and then a short story `seems there was this chap called Dennis Moore', Dennis Moore returns; Prejudice! a TV show featuring Shoot the Poof! and miserable fat Belgian bastards; Dennis Moore attempts to redistribute the wealth; credits; losing judge contestant cries.moreless
  • E. Henry Thripshaw's Disease

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    S 3 : Ep 10 - 12/21/72

    Tudor job agency, dirty book shop, the Life of Sir Phillip Sidney who personally captures 6,000 copies of Tits and Bums, animation-Gay Boys in Bondage; Reverend Arthur Belling from St. Looney Up the Cream Bun and Jam makes some converts; credits; animation- animals in shooting gallery; the Free Repetition of Doubtful Words Sketch; animation- horse with envelope; Is There? discusses life after death; Dr. E. Henry Thripshaw discovers a new disease and turns it into a media spectacular; silly noises; a vicar discusses his sherry supply problem with a salesman; credits; BBC-1 announcement.moreless
  • The Nude Organist (aka The Nude Man)

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    S 3 : Ep 9 - 12/14/72

    East Scottish Airways faces a bomb threat; organist talks about the place of the nude man; announcer talks about laughter; credits; `and now for ten seconds of sex'; announcer talks about returning MPFC; new housing built entirely by characters from 19th Century literature; characters from Milton's Paradise Lost build an eighteen level bypass; flats built by Hypnosis featuring the Amazing Mystico and Janet `Yes Janet, a quiet shy girl...'; outburst of capital punishment; morgue attendants listen to Radio 4 and are toured by a judge `Iah, Iah, Iah I'm a good little doggie'; finals of the Olympic Men's Hide and Seek in the record times of 11 years, 2 months, 26 days, 9 hours, 3 minutes and 27 seconds; smarmy announcer, chicken knight; the Cheaplaughs visit their neighbors, sixteen ton weight; Probe looks at bullfighting; animation- push of a button, two growing trees; live feed from the planet Algon where a simple pair of split crotched panties are virtually priceless; extortionist reads credits; 16 ton weight.moreless
  • The Cycling Tour

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    S 3 : Ep 8 - 12/7/72

    Mr. Pither crashes on his bicycle `the pump got caught in my trouser leg'; replaces sandwiches; falls again; tells woman in garden; falls again; falls again; asks doctor for directions; doctor gives him prescription; Pither goes to a chemist; does not fall off; falls off again; stops at pub for drink `just had a chat with your dad'; gets hit by Mr. Gulliver, a man keen on crash proof food, and they get into accident; Pither takes man to hospital; man thinks he's Clodagh Rogers `I'm just a jack-in-the-box!' and then becomes Leon Trotsky and escapes to Russia; Trotsky checks into the YMACA; Pither goes to British Embassy `Blingo! Blingo!'; secret police take Pither to Moscva `you're an ice cream salesman'; Russians hold clambake with Trotsky who turns into Eartha Kitt and Mr. Pither is imprisoned; execution goes awry and Pither dreams about escape; Eartha Kitt appears in Moscva and regains memory and goes in search of Pither, who is standing in front of firing squad again; one lucky escape later they each go their separate ways; credits; animation- Maurice and Kevin.moreless
  • Salad Days

    Full Episode

    S 3 : Ep 7 - 11/30/72

    Credits; Biggles dictates a letter "Algy, are you gay?"; animation- flying things; climbing the north face of the Oxbridge Road; "Lemon curry?"; sailors mistake 24 Parker St. for a lifeboat; two ladies spy on neighbors using high tech equipment "bring her up on the 6-inch, Gladys"; housewife finds herself on lifeboat; a report on storage jars in wartorn Bolivia; animation- television is bad for your eyes; the Show So Far..., giant hammer hits announcer; the Cheese Shop sketch; review of `Rogue Cheddar' and Peckinpah's `Salad Days'; reviewer is gunned down as the credits roll; an apology; BBC News covers storage jars; Interlude: conquistador apologizes for short show.moreless
  • The War Against Pornography

    Full Episode

    S 3 : Ep 6 - 11/23/72

    Housewives solve the labor problem and clean up the arts; credits; Mr. Gumby goes to have a lobotomy; animation- Good Evening; George and Gladys watch a program on mollusks `Yes, the mollusk is a randy little bastard!'; animation- baby sucking on pacifier; BBC news report mutates into different forms; politicians- an apology; reporter covering Naval expedition becomes Long John Silver, animation- Today's R.N., coverage continues of Naval expedition to Lake Pahoe located at 22A Runcorn St.; Mr. Badger answers questions about Magna Carta in mime; credits.moreless
  • The All-England Summarize Proust Competition

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    S 3 : Ep 5 - 11/16/72

    All-England Summarize Proust Competition; Mt. Everest, start again!; International hairdressing expedition to climb Everest; animation- coming attraction for `A Magnificent Festering'; Mervyn tries to reach the fire brigade about his dead hamster and his brother comes home from Dublin (telephone operators interested in shoe sizes), fire brigade come over for a drop of sherry; Party Hints by Veronica Small: How to deal with the Red Menace at Your Party; start again!; animation- Russians selling Communist Revolutions, Putrid Peter & Barry Bigot doll; man wants instructional tapes, Sandy Wilson's version of `The Devils' song: Hello Operator; Mr. Smoketomuch wants to arrange an adventure holiday `What's the point off going abroad if your going to be carted around like a sheep...'; Thrust: Anne Elk's theory about the Brontosaurus `AAAAhheeeemmm!'; start again!moreless
  • Blood, Devastation, Death, War and Horror

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    S 3 : Ep 4 - 11/9/72

    Blood, Devastation, Death, War and Horror presents a man who speaks in anagrams `If you're going to split hairs, I'm going to piss off!'; anagram credits; Mrs Scum has 12 hours to beat the clock; merchant banker loans to charity and has to sack a pantomime horse; a film on aggressive animal behavior with pantomime horses, pantomime Princess Margaret, pantomime goose, Jacques Cousteau and others; animation- The House Hunters; man wants to join WRAC, actor complains about lack of funny lines, people laugh at Mr. Ordin, back to the actor with no funny lines; The Bols Story, announcer explains pauses, but BBC1 keeps interrupting, BBC News; The Pantomime Horse is a Secret Agent Film; anagram credits for Tony M. Nyphot's Flying Risccu roll.moreless
  • The Money Programme

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    S 3 : Ep 3 - 11/2/72

    The Money Programme features a look at money `lots of it, on film and in the studio', song: The Money Song; credits; Erizabeth L: Episode Thlee: The Almada, a drama directed by Slit-Eyes Yakamoto with all actors on mopeds; Inspector Leopard of the Yard exposes phony director; animation- cops and robbers; `One dead unjugged rabbit-fish later', church police; animation- bouncing ball chases man in jungle; jungle explorers find a smashing little restaurant; violent ending of last sketch replaced by a repeat of Ken Russell's Gardening Club (1958); explorers discover lost city of Rayarama, explorer's club, explorers find a film crew filming them, Inspector Baboon strikes again; credits; BBC1 another six minutes of Monty Python; The Argument Clinic, Inspectors Fox arrests everyone, interrupted by Inspector Thompson's Gazelle; BBC-1 one more minute of Monty Python.moreless
  • Mr. & Mrs. Brian Norris' Ford Popular

    Full Episode

    S 3 : Ep 2 - 10/26/72

    The Kon Ti Ki: RA 1, RA 2: Mr. & Mrs. Brian Norris's Ford Popular, The Norris's explore the migration of his ancestors from Surbiton and Hounslow; credits; headmaster calls in schoolboys for financial and gynecological aid; How To Do It- split an atom, play the flute, rid the world of all known diseases; Mrs. Knickerbaiter explodes; vicar comes selling encyclopedias; medical phenomenon of exploding as cure for illness; vicar still selling encyclopedias; doctor continues; animation- skeleton on doctors chart leaves; director of Covent Garden shows up on Farming Club; life of Tchaikovsky `Hello Pianist'; Trim Jeans theater presents `Beckett' and other classics; animation- mouth leaves inane announcer; fish slapping dance; animation- big fish swallows little fish; ship's crew prepares to abandon ship as women, children, Indians, and a sort of idealized version of the compleat Renaissance Man; survivors captured by South American Police, but production plagued by BBC's lack of money, Puss N' Boots shows up; BBC television run out of lady's house; scrap paper credits; `It's' Hermit's talk show.moreless
  • Whicker's World

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    S 3 : Ep 1 - 10/19/72

    Njorl's Saga, set in Iceland 1126; organist, announcer, Hermit; new credits with plumbing; mass murderer apologizes to court and police; animation- Spider escapes into himself, police follow; Njorl's Saga Part II; BBC drama office; restart of Njorl's Saga, finds North Malden; an apology; BBC programmer defends self in court, defendant charged with being in the film escapes into self; animation- Spider still being chased; Stock Market Report; Mrs. Premise and Mrs. Conclusion argue over putting budgies down and call on Jean-Paul Sartre; North Malden intrudes again; BBC drama office again; Njorl's Saga starts again, but it is the housewives still looking for and finding Jean-Paul; Whicker's World spotlights a remote island; "Whickered" credits roll.moreless
  • Royal Episode 13

    Full Episode

    S 2 : Ep 13 - 12/22/70

    Announcer reveals that the Queen will be watching this show; Royal credits; Royal Episode 13: 1st spoof, coal miners argue over historical dates; newsreader; The Toad Elevating Moment features a man who says things in a roundabout way, a man who speaks the ends of words, a man who says the beginning of words and a man who says ends of words; animation- dragon with bad breath, Crelm toothpaste, concrete truss; how to feed goldfish by an irresponsible man; tape recorder in a bush, a waiter and Herbert Mendel: a man who collects birdwatcher's eggs, butterfly catchers and races pigeon fanciers; animation- Spiny Norman, bomber and Madonna; insurance sketch; Queen tunes in and out; doctors discourage lying around hospital by patients; exploding `Blue Danube Waltz'; dorm at a girl's public school; high school girls re-enact invasion of Normandy, housewives in a submarine; animation- the firing of Mrs. Nesbitt; letter of protest; sailors in a lifeboat discuss who's for dinner; letter of protest; animation- cannibal snacks; protests; undertaker outlines alternatives for a man's dead mother, audience rebels as Queen tunes back in; credits.moreless
  • Spam

    Full Episode

    S 2 : Ep 12 - 12/15/70

    The Black Eagle, announcer; credits; Hungarian at the tobacconist "Do you want... do you want... to come back to my place bouncy-bouncy?," "My nipples explode with delight!"; Alexander Yalk is prosecuted for obscene Hungarian phrasebook; justices in the tabloid press; animation- 2001 soccer ball; World Forum: Karl Marx, Che Guevara, Lenin and Mao Tse-Tung answer questions on English football; animation- and now for a bit of fun; 1914 Ypres movie set is too crowded; animation- figures from paintings go out on strike; sketch about Ypres resumes with cowardly colonel "Dip, dip, dip, my little ship..."; mental hospital for overacting; animation- Hamlet ward, bombs morph into to flowers; Flower Arranging, hosted by D.P. Gumby; a local dinerette serves spam, spam, spam, baked beans, and spam "I don't like SPAM!," song- Spam, historian, more spam; credits; Marx and Mao post-coitus.moreless
  • How Not to Be Seen

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    S 2 : Ep 11 - 12/8/70

    Thanks to "S. Grog," Conquistador Instant Coffee becomes Conquistador Instant Leprosy; needle stuck on recording of announcer; needle stuck on credits; in 1929, Ramsey MacDonald in ladies' underwear "My it's hot in here"; job interview at swap center; animation- Miss Johnson destroyed by Chinese Communist conspiracy, Crelm toothpaste and U.S. defense only protection, Shrill gas mileage test; Neville Shunt's `It All Happened on the 8:13 From Gillingham', Shunt, Gavin Milnarrrr reviews the play; announcer and interviewer obsessed with giant buckteeth, shows clips from Martin Curry's film Julius Incisor; man on the street "I've been in the city..."; Crackpot Religions Ltd. to Cartoon Religions Ltd. (see below); H.M. Government Public Service Film No. 42 Para. 6 How Not to Be Seen; interview with a man trying not to seen; Jackie Charleton and the Toenails sing "Yummy Yummy (I've Got Love In My Tummy)" while trying not to be seen; credits; for those who just missed Monty Python, a 30-second recap.moreless
  • Scott of the Antarctic

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    S 2 : Ep 10 - 12/1/70

    Footage from the movie "Le Fromage Grand," starring a lady and a revolutionary in a garbage dump "I see you have a cabbage," film reviewer, another dump; the filming of Scott of the Antarctic "Gleet! Gleet!" mutates into Scott of the Sahara "I gotta fight the lion!," "See Scott's death struggle with a huge African lion!" a 40 foot tall electric penguin with tentacles, and a giant set of teeth; announcer; credits; animation- stepping on people, Conrad Pooth and his dancing teeth, and a letter; man tries to license his pet fish Eric; Derby Council #15 comes out for the second half of a rugby match with Lord Mayors and their ladies; in football, the Gynecologists Association versus the Long John Silver Impersonators; credits.moreless
  • How to Recognize Different Parts of the Body

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    S 2 : Ep 9 - 1/1/70

    A University of Woolamaloo philosophy-department meeting---the members of which are all named Bruce; an exploding penguin; a radio version of "The Death of Mary Queen of Scots." Also: advice on how to pick up a cosmetic surgeon.moreless
  • Archaeology Today

    Full Episode

    S 2 : Ep 8 - 11/17/70

    BBC-1 previews what's coming on, Variety and then there's Sport!; credits; animation- toe from credits found in dig; Archaeology Today- interviewer obsessed with peoples heights; Flaming Star- singing archaeologists' revenge against interviewer from previous sketch; an appeal to overcome sanity by the Reverend Arthur Belling of St. Looney Up the Cream Bun and Jam; Leapy Lee makes an appeal on behalf of the National Truss, boxer KO's Leapy; man tries to exchange wife at registry office; abandoned sketch; animation- Muggsy Spaniel and Eggs Diamond; the Git family at a party; nice version of the preceding sketch; boxer KO's nun; Hank and Roy Spim, Aussie hunters stalk mosquitoes `There's nothing more dangerous than a wounded mosquito'; justices in disrobing room; Mrs Thing and Mrs. Entity discuss the subject of doing nothing and Beethoven and his Mynah bird `Sod the sugar bowl!', `Stuff the jam spoon!', Shakespeare, Michelangelo, W.A. Mozart, Colin Mozart ratcatcher at the Beethoven's flat `I told you to get off the piano you stupid flying buck toothed git! Get OFF!'; justices in disrobing room; credits.moreless
  • The Attilla The Hun Show

    Full Episode

    S 2 : Ep 7 - 1/1/70

    "The Attila the Hun Show"; a burlesque performance by government ministers; a documentary study of village idiots. Also: political groupies pursue MPs.
  • It's a Living

    Full Episode

    S 2 : Ep 6 - 1/1/70

    Sketches include: The time on BBC 1, School Prize Giving, Films by Mr. Dibley, Timmy Williams Interview, Election Night Special
  • Live form the Grill-O-Mat

    Full Episode

    S 2 : Ep 5 - 1/1/70

    Contestants vie for incriminating photos in "The Blackmail Game"; a boxer spars with schoolgirls.
  • The Buzz Aldrin Show

    Full Episode

    S 2 : Ep 4 - 10/20/70

    animation- drab caterpillar guy turns to game-show-host-type butterfly; credits; Gumbies introduce sketches; Architect Sketch; recognizing a free mason and cure; Gumbies; Insurance Sketch; The Bishop! a C of E film; housing problem of the aged; Poet Board- poet reads weather; discussing censorship `semprini?'; the chemist sketch featuring A Not At All Naughty Chemists Ltd., shoplifter and Police Superintendent Pan Am; Gumbies, Gumbettes; credits.moreless
  • Deja Vu?

    Full Episode

    S 2 : Ep 3 - 9/29/70

    Woman undresses by window, announcer by window; exploding animals; Hermit; credits; A bishop practicing for show #8, `This way please!' to the flying lesson sketch `Oh, Oh, Oh! No more butter scones for me Mater, I'm off to play the grand piano! Pardon me while I fly my aeroplane!'; BALPA spokesman protests; airplane hijacking sketch `don't anybody move, except of course for certain involuntary movements'; bus hijacking sketch; The poetry of Ewen MacTeagle `Can You Lend Me Fifty Pounds to Mend the Shed'; exploding animals, scotsman protests McTeagle sketch, gynecologist on his lunch hour; animation- little girl and men, hands and a lasso; psychiatric milkmen; complaints; psychiatric dairies, This way please; It's the Mind- the strange phenomenon of deja-vu; credits.moreless
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